Palestine Country Profile
International Politics

Palestine Country Profile

One of the most notable countries in the Middle East is Palestine. Officially known as the State of Palestine, Palestine is a Parliamentary Republic located…

Nigeria Country Profile
Development

Nigeria Country Profile

One of the most notable emerging countries is Nigeria. Officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria is a Federal presidential republic located in…

“Decline of the Ottoman Empire” Video Response
History

“Decline of the Ottoman Empire” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses the decline of the Ottoman Empire during the late 19th and early 20th Century. The Ottoman Empire was an empire…

Grassroots Organizations for Collective Policies
Media

Grassroots Organizations for Collective Policies

` Organizations and Links helpful to good Grassroots policy idea and website links.Along with Information General + Organizations  Eventbrite  -Post Events on here to get…

Socio-political Inequalities in the Middle East: How to Address Them
International Politics

Socio-political Inequalities in the Middle East: How to Address Them

A major issue facing the Middle East is the continued struggle to address the limited level of political freedom and high level of socioeconomic inequalities…

The US Nuclear Attack on Japan was Immoral
American History

The US Nuclear Attack on Japan was Immoral

“I am a death, destroyer of worlds” J. Robert Oppenheimer quoting the Bhagavad Gita Traveling back to 1945, an era where World War II had wiped…

“Islamic Conquest of Persia” Video Response
History

“Islamic Conquest of Persia” Video Response

This video by Caspian Report discusses the Islamic conquest of Persia (Present-day Iran) during the 7th Century AD. The rise of Islam as a religion…

“Venezuela’s Political Crisis” Video Response

This video by Capsian Report discusses the current political crisis in Venezuela. Venezuela is now experiencing a protracted political crisis that threatens to tear apart…

Theories of Democratic Transitions
International Politics

Theories of Democratic Transitions

In the study of Democratic Transitions and regime collapse at the international level, there exist many theories that can be used to help explain the…

TrumpCare – Developing Slogans with the Donald
Public Policy

TrumpCare – Developing Slogans with the Donald

TrumpCare- Killing poor people, was never so easy TrumpCare- Poor or Black? Not our problem. TrumpCare- Rich people stay rich and the poor get less…

Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey: Recent Policy Proposals
Public Policy

Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey: Recent Policy Proposals

Although Governor Chris Christie (R) is strongly opposed to legalizing Marijuana (arguing that it is a “gateway” drug despite the fact that it has been…

Another Misguided Video on ISIS and Middle East History
International Politics

Another Misguided Video on ISIS and Middle East History

  Kurzgesagt (YouTube Channel) – In a Nutshell – You are good at many things. But please stay away from Foreign Policy. The US invaded…

Universal Basic Income a Conservative Idea?
Development

Universal Basic Income a Conservative Idea?

What is Universal Basic Income? The idea that every citizen of a state should receive a basic income to survive. Instead of work 9-5 regular…

Political History of Iran 1900-Present
Comparative Politics

Political History of Iran 1900-Present

*(This article was originally posted on December 30, 2016, but was updated in response to President Trump’s visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel and the…

Ideal US foreign Policy in the Middle East
International Politics

Ideal US foreign Policy in the Middle East

A major debate within public policy is the ideal foreign policy that the US should follow with regards to the Middle East. some argue that…

The Political System of Belgium & its Role in the UN
International Politics

The Political System of Belgium & its Role in the UN

Officially known as the Kingdom of Belgium, Belgium is a constitutional monarchy located in Western Europe. Belgium is bordered by Germany, France, the Netherlands, and…

Iran v. Saudi Arabia Rivalry and its Impact on Middle East Politics
International Politics

Iran v. Saudi Arabia Rivalry and its Impact on Middle East Politics

Within the Middle East*, there are a number of different issues that will ultimately shape the future of the region. Some of the specific issues…

Marco Palladino for Public Office

Idea to add categories Criminal Justice Environmental Social Economic Educationally Liberty Green energy/infrastructure development http://www.jill2016.com/plan Income inequality https://talkpoverty.org/2015/06/10/solutions-economic-inequality/ Marco Palladino is a 22-year-old running for…

“Democratization: A Critical Introduction” Summary
International Politics

“Democratization: A Critical Introduction” Summary

In the book “Democratization: a critical introduction,” Jean Grugel discusses how a range of global pressures and events combined to create a political opportunity for…

US Policy Afghanistan,What You should Know
Essays

US Policy Afghanistan,What You should Know

Afghanistan, the United States, the Soviet Union, And Illegitimacy PS 401: Seminar in Political Science Fall 2016 Marco Palladino (Work In Progress citations not cited…

Does the US care about human beings killed in Gas Attack?
International Law

Does the US care about human beings killed in Gas Attack?

The short answer to the question is maybe, the shorter answer is fuck no. Why do I say that? Well, lets look at the record….

US Foreign Policy Middle East and Afghanistan
International Politics

US Foreign Policy Middle East and Afghanistan

Under the new Trump Administration, we seem to see a popular rise against the banning of Muslims from the United States. What does that mean?…

Government and Man
Philosophy

Government and Man

What gives government right to rule?Is it law? Or is it reason? Perhaps consent? All of these things have elements mixed in the current government(20…

4 Reasons Why President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order is Wrong
American Law

4 Reasons Why President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order is Wrong

Almost two weeks ago, President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia),…

Political Communication in President Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Address
American History

Political Communication in President Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Address

One of the most significant tools in political communication is the use of public addresses and statements by the President of the United States. In…

Bonnie Steinbock “Most Abortions are Morally Legitimate” Textual Analysis
Philosophy

Bonnie Steinbock “Most Abortions are Morally Legitimate” Textual Analysis

In the 2005 article “Most Abortions Are Morally Legitimate,” Bonnie Steinbock puts forward an argument stating that abortion is in fact morally justified in most…

Don Marquis “Abortion Is Immoral” Textual Analysis
Philosophy

Don Marquis “Abortion Is Immoral” Textual Analysis

In the 1989 essay “Abortion Is Immoral,” Don Marquis argues that abortion is morally wrong. Marquis feels that most contemporary philosophers ignore the issue of…

Samuel Huntington “Political Development and Political Decay” Summary
Comparative Politics

Samuel Huntington “Political Development and Political Decay” Summary

In the article, “Political development and political decay,” Samuel Huntington explores the conflict between political mobilization and institutionalization and the importance of institutional development concerning…

Thomas Hobbes and Leviathan
Comparative Politics

Thomas Hobbes and Leviathan

One of the most influential philosophers in recent history is Thomas Hobbes, who was active in Great Britain during the 17th Century. Hobbes was a…

The Elite Variable in Democracy
Comparative Politics

The Elite Variable in Democracy

John Higley and Michael Burton argue that the decisions by societal elites play a role in democratic transitions regime breakdowns in their 1989 article “The…

“The political economy of democratic transitions” Response
American Economics

“The political economy of democratic transitions” Response

In the article “The political economy of democratic transitions,” Stephen Haggard and Robert Kaufman explore the effects of socioeconomic factors on democracy. Since the early…

The Political System of Iran
Comparative Politics

The Political System of Iran

Since the 1978-79 Iranian Revolution, there has been much analysis by political scientists and political leaders as to what makes up the Iranian political system….

South Korea & Structuralist Development Theory
Development

South Korea & Structuralist Development Theory

In the realm of economic development at the global level, there are a multitude of theories that can be used to explain the development policy…

Donald Trump Convention Speech Summary
2016 Presidential Election

Donald Trump Convention Speech Summary

Yesterday, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump gave his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. After thanking the delegates and the American people for giving…

Political Communication Theory in “Wag the Dog”
Media

Political Communication Theory in “Wag the Dog”

“Wag the Dog” is a 1997 film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman. The films follow an unnamed President,…

“Journeys With George” Political Documentary Summary
Elections

“Journeys With George” Political Documentary Summary

“Journeys With George” is a 2002 political documentary directed by Alexandra Pelosi. The film chronicles the 2000 Presidential campaign of George W. Bush from the…

“One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern” Political Documentary Synopsis
Elections

“One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern” Political Documentary Synopsis

“One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern” is a 2005 political documentary directed by Stephen Vittoria. The film examines the political career…

“Mitt” Political Documentary Synopsis
Elections

“Mitt” Political Documentary Synopsis

“Mitt” is a 2014 political documentary directed by Greg Whiteley that chronicles Mitt Romney’s run for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2008 and his candidacy…

The Media and American Politics: An Overview
Essays

The Media and American Politics: An Overview

The relationship between the media and American politics is traced back to the earliest days of American political history. The press played a significant role…

Ayn Rand: Capitalism and Objectivism Manifested in Atlas Shrugged
American Economics

Ayn Rand: Capitalism and Objectivism Manifested in Atlas Shrugged

One of the most significant political theories of the 20th Century is Ayn Rands Objectivism. Rand is known for promoting the philosophical idea of objectivism….

Is Ted Cruz Eligible to run for President?
2016 Presidential Election

Is Ted Cruz Eligible to run for President?

A major consideration within American politics is the eligibility requirements of the President, in particular, the question of the “natural born” citizenship requirement. The Constitution…

Crtitque of the Electoral College System
American History

Crtitque of the Electoral College System

During the debate over the ratification of the Constitution in the late 1780s, a series of essays known as the Federalist Papers were written. Primarily…

Poland and International Law
International Law

Poland and International Law

An example of a country with a multi-leveled domestic judiciary system is Poland. Poland is a parliamentary republic and is an active member of numerous…

“FDR’s Folly” Book Review
American Economics

“FDR’s Folly” Book Review

Throughout the 2003 book FDR’s Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression, Jim Powell argues that the policies of U.S. President…

Greece & International Law

The international legal system depends on adoption by the domestic legal systems of individual states to function effectively. The international legal system is interpreted through…

Hamas: Political Heroes or International Terrorists?
Comparative Politics

Hamas: Political Heroes or International Terrorists?

In the Islamic world, there has been much debate over the relationship between Islam and politics. Some Muslims argue in favor of increased secularism, whereas…

Sierra Leone & International Law
International Law

Sierra Leone & International Law

In the realm of international relations, law can develop from a number of influences. The sources of international law may either be formal or informal…

“The Elusive Republic” Book Review
American Economics

“The Elusive Republic” Book Review

Throughout the 1980 book The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America, Drew McCoy attempts to explore the competing economic visions in the U.S. during…

International Law & Russia’s Intervention in Syria
International Law

International Law & Russia’s Intervention in Syria

One of the major foreign policy issues facing the world over the past few years is the Syrian Civil War and the formation of groups…

Is Marco Rubio a Realist?
2016 Presidential Election

Is Marco Rubio a Realist?

In the Foreign Affairs article “Restoring America’s Strength,” US Senator Marco Rubio puts forward his vision for U.S. foreign policy assuming that he is elected…

ISIS: How and Where they Came From
American History

ISIS: How and Where they Came From

One major foreign policy issue facing the world over the past few years is the rise of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). ISIS…

Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)
Politics

Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)

One of the most influential pieces of legislation in recent memory is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as “Obamacare.” Ever since…

The Minimum Wage Debate & its Economic Future
American Economics

The Minimum Wage Debate & its Economic Future

One of the most important aspects of the debate over economic policy is the effectiveness of the Minimum Wage and the prospects for its increase….

Does Media Bias Exist?
Essays

Does Media Bias Exist?

Elite Media is defined as reporting of news and political events in as narrow a focus as possible, presumably to influence the political agenda of…

“Why Iran Should Get the Bomb” Article Review
Comparative Politics

“Why Iran Should Get the Bomb” Article Review

In his most recent Foreign Affairs article “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb,” political scientist Kenneth Waltz explores the background behind the debate over the…

My Experiences at the American Legion Boys State Program (June 2011)
Law

My Experiences at the American Legion Boys State Program (June 2011)

There are some moments in life that are the result of hard work and determination. One such moment in my life was getting the opportunity…